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TRS Radio Episode 115 - Sanders and Helle from Penticton

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    Great podcast. I think the "live" and face to face interviews bring out a different side of Ben. His interview with Lionel was fantastic. His interview with Helle however was....meh. At times it seemed more like a Make-a-wish kid got a chance to spend 20 minutes with his favorite actress. I get that this podcast is a lot more laid back but a little insight/research into Helle's racing and career would have been nice. You could tell she didn't really want to talk about her injury or leaving BMC uPlay and Ben didn't really know what to talk about apart from that. "you raced in Kazackstan"...."no, estonia".....'oh, well same thing. Do a Borat impression. what kind of movies do you like?". "so you were injured for a while, stress fracture?"...."no"..."oh ok but your sponsors are great your husband's doing really well, sucks about that injury though. Look at my golf swing".
    RashBrendo78idking90
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    I liked both interviews. Very apparent that Ben and Mark <3 <3 <3 Helle...and Lionel.
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    edited August 30
    Helle is very pretty and makes every guy immediately dumber when they get around her. You'd be lucky not to shit your rompers.

    Speakng of make-a-wish, Lionel accepted @jakesaunders' friend request.\


    edit: just wanted to clarify that i shit my rompers
    doyoueventribrojakesaundersM_WareBrendo78Tad_MachrowiczGasBombkjrunninAaronWebsteyRobert Rankinidking90KuchHSeeley14rangamel
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    well, you all were still smart when you interviewed me so now I am insulted.
    Dark_markCraig DbalsdorfKenElPescadoPeladoM_WareTad_MachrowiczGasBombkjrunninscottyAaronWebsteyRobert Rankinidking90PevashishDaulBrent_RccochraneOverBiker_SamHSeeley14
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    edited August 30
    Dark_mark said:

    Helle is very pretty and makes every guy immediately dumber when they get around her. You'd be lucky not to shit your rompers.

    Speakng of make-a-wish, Lionel accepted @jakesaunders' friend request.

    TRS 115:









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    Did you just upload your spank bank?
    EmilyCocksTad_MachrowiczGasBombkjrunninAaronWebsteyRobert Rankinidking90Kuch
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    The Helle part was unfortunately uncomfortable/awkward. Would have been nice to get a little more out of that opportunity, but oh well. She was a sport and Lionel was good as always - would have liked to hear more about the coaching relationship a little more since it still seems like Lionel does his own thing quite regularly.
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    I think interviews are hard when the interviewee doesn't give back so to speak. Like, Lucy Charles was more like that, yes and no answers, not really bantering back and forth. Lionel banters, has fun, loosens up. Helle F did a bit but when she didn't want to discuss something she shut down completely. Her prerogative.
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    "Would you like something to eat?" Well played, @Dark_mark
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    The Helle interview was way less awkward then I expected after reading this thread.
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    I'm waiting to pass out the 2 liter pop bottle badge as soon as Ben checks in to this thread.
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    balsdorf said:

    The Helle interview was way less awkward then I expected after reading this thread.

    Yeah, call me an ignorant Canadian hillbilly, but it seemed fine to me.
    DerekLAlexSrigpigkjrunnin
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    @AaronWebstey Were your pants around your waist or your ankles while listening? Were you looking in a mirror giving yourself HJE?

    I didn't think it bad, I just wish there was a little more substance to the Helle portion. However as @EmilyCocks noted not everyone is as open or good for an interview. Add in a little language/sense of humor differences and it doesn't go quite as smooth.

    Lionel seems to be generally pretty comfortable and open, however his interviews are also better as a result of his familiarity with Ben having talked with him many times. That is more like listening in on a conversation which is great.

    To the extent I had anything to do with it, you are welcome for setting you up to have your expectations exceeded!

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    ditto what @Rash said. Has everyone become so jaded?
    Did their boners show through those Rompers? or did they wear proper high tensile spandex undies.
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    Does anybody else find it weird that the intro is still Ben's ex-wife?
    simonsen77RashOverBiker_SamscottyHSeeley14
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    Yes, I agree. Can we get Marquis Grizzdog to record a new intro for him? That guy is a genius.
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    idking90 said:

    Does anybody else find it weird that the intro is still Ben's ex-wife?

    I love it.
    idking90
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    I say keep the intro, it's excellent. Who cares if it's Ben's ex. If she or Ben care, then change it, but I like it.
    AaronWebsteyKenElPescadoPeladoRash

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    Maybe there's a royalty issue and he can't change it.
    idking90M_Ware
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    Matt said:

    Maybe there's a royalty issue and he can't change it.

    She probably took him for tens and tens of dollars from it.
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    Great podcast. I think the "live" and face to face interviews bring out a different side of Ben. His interview with Lionel was fantastic. His interview with Helle however was....meh. At times it seemed more like a Make-a-wish kid got a chance to spend 20 minutes with his favorite actress. I get that this podcast is a lot more laid back but a little insight/research into Helle's racing and career would have been nice. You could tell she didn't really want to talk about her injury or leaving BMC uPlay and Ben didn't really know what to talk about apart from that. "you raced in Kazackstan"...."no, estonia".....'oh, well same thing. Do a Borat impression. what kind of movies do you like?". "so you were injured for a while, stress fracture?"...."no"..."oh ok but your sponsors are great your husband's doing really well, sucks about that injury though. Look at my golf swing".

    Fuck off asshole. You've got the interview game all figured out? Start a podcast. I'll send you my previous mixer and I'll book you your first guest.
    balsdorfrigpig
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    Some fan forum. Great to check in every month or so for a heavy dose of why the fuck do I bother.
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    TRS_tri said:


    Fuck off asshole. You've got the interview game all figured out? Start a podcast. I'll send you my previous mixer and I'll book you your first guest.

    Dude...don't be so hard on yourself. Your interviews are top notch despite having some athletes with the personalities of a toothpick. You bring triathlon to the mainstream and, honestly, it's the reason nobody else has duplicated your formula. Anyone else that would attempt to do what you do would fall flat on their face within 15 minutes...including myself. The Helle interview was a one-off. She clearly didn't want to talk about her injury or BMC/Uplay even though it was the main thing to happen in her career recently. She was also just a few days out from world championships and pretty dialed in. I mean, if there's any criticism it would go towards Helle for even accepting an interview during that time. She knows the drill when it comes to your interviews and if she can't match half of your energy should have just declined or delayed until post race.

    I apologize, sincerely, if I offended you and in any way deterred you from making great podcasts and content in the future. Your banter with guests and ribbing between you, dark mark, and your twitter followers sometimes give the impression that we're all just "one of the boys" and that we can exchange jabs without recourse. It's what makes your podcast and social media presence so prevalent in the triathlon community. For myself, it was a false belief. I overstepped my criticisms of simply being a fan/critic of the podcast in thinking that I was exchanging jabs with a college dorm mate. It was immature and and unwarranted, and I'm "sworry".

    I see you've already blocked me on twitter and patreon, and that's cool, but I'll still listen to all the podcasts you put out because there's nobody that does it better.
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    edited September 13
    ItsShug said:

    I'm waiting to pass out the 2 liter pop bottle badge as soon as Ben checks in to this thread.

    TRS_tri said:

    Great podcast. I think the "live" and face to face interviews bring out a different side of Ben. His interview with Lionel was fantastic. His interview with Helle however was....meh. At times it seemed more like a Make-a-wish kid got a chance to spend 20 minutes with his favorite actress. I get that this podcast is a lot more laid back but a little insight/research into Helle's racing and career would have been nice. You could tell she didn't really want to talk about her injury or leaving BMC uPlay and Ben didn't really know what to talk about apart from that. "you raced in Kazackstan"...."no, estonia".....'oh, well same thing. Do a Borat impression. what kind of movies do you like?". "so you were injured for a while, stress fracture?"...."no"..."oh ok but your sponsors are great your husband's doing really well, sucks about that injury though. Look at my golf swing".

    Fuck off asshole. You've got the interview game all figured out? Start a podcast. I'll send you my previous mixer and I'll book you your first guest.


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    TRS_tri said:

    Great podcast. I think the "live" and face to face interviews bring out a different side of Ben. His interview with Lionel was fantastic. His interview with Helle however was....meh. At times it seemed more like a Make-a-wish kid got a chance to spend 20 minutes with his favorite actress. I get that this podcast is a lot more laid back but a little insight/research into Helle's racing and career would have been nice. You could tell she didn't really want to talk about her injury or leaving BMC uPlay and Ben didn't really know what to talk about apart from that. "you raced in Kazackstan"...."no, estonia".....'oh, well same thing. Do a Borat impression. what kind of movies do you like?". "so you were injured for a while, stress fracture?"...."no"..."oh ok but your sponsors are great your husband's doing really well, sucks about that injury though. Look at my golf swing".

    Fuck off asshole. You've got the interview game all figured out? Start a podcast. I'll send you my previous mixer and I'll book you your first guest.
    There's a button for that now. It looks like a thumbs up but it's upside down.
    KenElPescadoPeladodoyoueventribrowchevron
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    Only about 3 weeks late to the party here, but I honestly didn't think that interview with Helle was too awkward. Just seemed like a more reserved Continental European/Scandinavian to me (not sure what those Danes consider themselves). She answered questions, played along a little bit with the banter but didn't go as far as Ben wanted to push. Her prerogative. We NA peeps forget that other cultures exist that don't necessarily rush out to shake their asses on Instagram.
    AaronWebsteyKenElPescadoPeladoTad_Machrowicz

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